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Old 09-29-2009, 01:24 AM   #1
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I know this is a stupid question, but what is this thing in the picture circled in red? Is it a charcoal canister? Do i need this thing? It looks like there are a couple vacuum lines going into it. I want to clean my engine bay up and this thing looks like a good contender to go.

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It's your charcoal canister that is used to collect gasoline vapors from your gas tank and dump them into the intake at start up. You probably need it to pass emissions.
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charcoal canister. only for emissions. i pulled mine. just gotta loop lines i think
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Yes on the charcoal canister. It's for emissions. It stores fuel vapor that is relieved from the gas tank and feeds it to your motor while idling on the next start up. Venting it to atmosphere makes your car smell of fuel all the time, and routing directly to the manifold may richen the tune a little.
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charcoal canister. only for emissions. i pulled mine. just gotta loop lines i think
i see. Thats what i thought. So i can just pull it, right? The two vacuum lines go into a little box next to the ignitor. What should i do with it? Can i unplug it and remove it too?
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Yes on the charcoal canister. It's for emissions. It stores fuel vapor that is relieved from the gas tank and feeds it to your motor while idling on the next start up. Venting it to atmosphere makes your car smell of fuel all the time, and routing directly to the manifold may richen the tune a little.
so what lines should i route back into the intake? The vacuum lines that come out of the canister?
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dude search I'm positive it's on here......
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dude just plug the **** from the intake or use it to run another boost vac source and you will be fine you are over thinking this man. It is way simple
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i am just wondering what does the little box next to igniter for? Is it a valve or something?
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yeah its part of that controll system you can chuck it as well if you like.
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ok, i looked at it one more time and it look like the top line is the one that comes from the tank. Where is the best place to plug that line back into the intake?

How do people usually do it? Put a little filter on the line or route it right into the intake?
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Thanks so much!
found this and its exactly what i needed.
Charcoal Canister Removel - MX5Nutz
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I left one of the hardlines uncapped and it was puking fuel on the track, lol.
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I left one of the hardlines uncapped and it was puking fuel on the track, lol.
Yeah, does not sound safe.
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Yeah, does not sound safe.
Live on the edge, ************. I'm going to fix that and a few other things tomorrow.
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Live on the edge, ************. I'm going to fix that and a few other things tomorrow.
I am sure that smell of gas makes you happy(retarded after prolonged exposure) on the track.
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I am sure that smell of gas makes you happy(retarded after prolonged exposure) on the track.
I like to put some on a rag, put it in a bag, and huff that ****.
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**** yeah, huff that gas boy

but anyway, i got rid of mine, I just stuck a bolt in the line going to the tank, makes a little hiss when i open the gas cap, the temperature doesnt change much here so im not worried about my tank imploding or anything
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